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01/07/2020
While at MIDO, please make plans to attend a special reception at the Terrazza Martini sponsored by The Vision Council. There is no charge for this special event. Please join us to: Meet with leadership from The Vision Council and learn how we are working to build a healthy and vibrant optical marketplace Learn more about how Vision Expo can... Read More »
01/06/2020
Don't miss your opportunity to connect with your fellow industry executives and learn from global thought leaders at The Vision Council's 2020 Executive Summit! The Vision Council's 2020 Executive Summit—to take place Jan. 29–31 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, Florida—is right around the corner and space is filling up! The... Read More »
12/30/2019
Dear Member, We are pleased to report that The Vision Council's Nominating & Governance Committee and Board of Directors have forwarded their nominations to fill the Officer and Director positions for The Vision Council's Board of Directors. Please take a moment to review the 2020 slate of candidates here. The Nominating & Governance... Read More »
12/30/2019
Dear Valued Member, As the global voice for vision care products and services, The Vision Council represents many manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry and aims to position members for success in a competitive marketplace. The Vision Council continuously evaluates and evolves member services to ensure that they meet the needs of all... Read More »
12/17/2019
Dear Member, The Vision Council's third quarter 2019 market research reports are now available for download. Reports include: Consumer Barometer Report Over-the-Counter Readers Index Report Plano Sunglasses Index Report Up to $30 Plano Sunglasses Index Report VisionWatch Report Card Market Analysis Report Vision Care Market Quarterly Overview... Read More »
12/13/2019
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a press release reporting that the U.S. and China have reached a "phase one" agreement to the trade war between the two countries. Toward that goal, the U.S. has agreed to suspend implementation of additional China 301 duties on what is called List 4B tariff numbers, which had... Read More »
12/12/2019
Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, The Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The legislation includes expansions of Medicare benefits to include vision, dental and hearing. As passed by the House, H.R. 3 adds the following: Comprehensive Medicare Part B vision coverage for the first time; and New vision... Read More »
12/10/2019
Dear Valued Member, As the global voice for vision care products and services, The Vision Council represents many manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry and aims to position members for success in a competitive marketplace. The Vision Council continuously evaluates and evolves member services to ensure that they meet the needs of all... Read More »
12/06/2019
Dear Valued Member, The Vision Council in partnership with Reed Exhibitions is proud to announce the reimagination of Vision Expo. Innovation has always been at the heart of the industry and Vision Expo is no different. With the symbolism of 2020 for the eyecare and eyewear industry, we're taking the opportunity to act on the feedback from both... Read More »
12/02/2019
Dear Low Vision Division Member, Thank you to all who attended the Low Vision Division (LVD) fall meeting in Orlando, Florida, in October. The meeting featured updates from the education committee, the Think About Your Eyes campaign, the government and regulatory affairs team, The Vision Council's research team and the Emerging Optical Leaders,... Read More »

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